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Minnesota Final Result.png|665 designs in this contest and 290 votes taken in 2 days. Winner is by Jon Good as per the copy on this page.
 
Minnesota Final Result.png|665 designs in this contest and 290 votes taken in 2 days. Winner is by Jon Good as per the copy on this page.
 
Minnesota New Flag.png|MN Flag Proposal "apollohawkridge"
 
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MN_PNG.png|Updates to designs by Steve Lovelace and Hans. White cross is the Nordic cross reflecting the state’s Scandinavian heritage. The three light blue sections represent (in clockwise order) Lake Superior, the Mississippi River, and the St. Croix River. The gold star is the North Star. The purple canton represents the purple northern night sky as well as the cultural heritage of the state.
 
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Revision as of 21:10, October 27, 2019

The flag of the state of Minnesota consists of a medium blue field charged with the state seal. The current flag was adopted in 1957 and the state seal on the flag was modified in 1983.

On the seal, the sun, visible on the western horizon, signifies summer in the northern hemisphere. The horizon's visibility signifies the flat plains covering much of Minnesota. The American Indian on horseback is riding towards the south and represents the American Indian heritage of Minnesota. The Indian's horse and spear and the Pioneer's ax, rifle, and plow represent tools that were used for hunting and labor. The stump symbolizes the importance of the lumber industry in Minnesota's history. The Mississippi River and St. Anthony Falls are depicted to note the importance of these resources in transportation and industry. The cultivated ground and the plow symbolize the importance of agriculture in Minnesota. Beyond the falls three pine trees represent the state tree and the three pine regions of Minnesota; the St. Croix, Mississippi, and Lake Superior.

Proposals for a New Flag of Minnesota

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